I have a couple of wedding orders to write today, while I print out worksheets for a with the W.I. over at Finsthwaite.
I love that my work is so varied: there's a romantic side to calligraphy, and also a mindfulness aspect to it.
This piece was commissioned a few years ago. I was asked to write in a soft coral ink colour, in a pretty lettering style.
The paper is handmade cotton rag paper, which feels lovely to touch... until you try writing in calligraphy on it! It's a challenge, and these pieces usually take a few attempts because of fibres in the paper catching the 'tines' of the metal nib.
The words are beautiful:
In that still and settled place
There’s nobody but you
You’re where I breathe my oxygen
You’re where I see my view
And when the world feels full of noise
My heart knows what to do
It finds that still and settled place
And dances there with you
Source: Love My Dress
Calligraphy poems and commissions like this start from 20 for a couple of words, up to £190 for up to 200 words. Handmade paper is a little more expensive!